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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).

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Natalie Merchant's, "Carnival"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Have I been rushed?
The Real Lyrics:
Have I been lost?
The Story: Sounded like she wondered if she was lost. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Natalie Merchant's, "Jealousy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ooooh, gotta sing
The Real Lyrics:
Ooooh, Jealousy
The Story: Put a totally different twist on the meaning of the song - Submitted by: Mike
Natalie Merchant's, "Kind & Generous"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You know I'm black...
The Real Lyrics:
You know I'm bound...
The Story: I wondered how she would have been black. Isn't that racist? - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Natalie Merchant's, "Kind and Generous (Thank You)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I want to f_g you, f_g you, f_g you, f_g you
The Real Lyrics:
I want to thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you
The Story: I thought that's what she was saying when I was a kid because I didn't understand her. It didn't make any sense to me. - Submitted by: Annie
Natalie Merchant's, "Kind and Generous"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I want to f*** you, f*** you.
The Real Lyrics:
I want to, thank you, thank you.
The Story: My brother (yes this boy again! :D), my mom and I were driving to the mall, and we were listening to this song on the radio. My mom was singing along and I sang, 'You know, it sounds like she's saying I want to f*** you.' My mom look over at me, laughed and said, 'No Stef, she's saying thank you.' I told her that I knew and we kept on driving. - Submitted by: Stefie
Natalie Merchant's, "My Skin"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh the weak knees Oh I need this
The Real Lyrics:
The weakness Oh, I need this
The Story: Just thought that's what she was saying lol . - Submitted by: Dianne93101
Natalie Merchant's, "Wonder"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No vaccination
Whoa, I’m vaccinated
Morbid vaccination
The Real Lyrics:
No explanation
The Story: Sounded like it was about a vaccine - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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